Inspection and Testing of Water-Based Systems Certification Requirements


Level I   Level II   Level III
Examination* - Pass the required tests

Level I Inspection and Testing Fundamentals

Level I Work Practices

 

Level I Inspection and Testing Fundamentals

Level I Work Practices

 

Level II Inspection

Level II Testing

Level II Work Practices

 

Level I Inspection and Testing Fundamentals

Level I Work Practices

 

Level II Inspection

Level II Testing

 

Level II Work Practices

Level III Inspection

Level III Testing

Performance Verification - Obtain Supervisor verification of all Performance Measures for:
Level I   Levels I and II   Levels I, II, and III
Work Experience - Provide complete, detailed position descriptions and time allocations showing:

6 months of involvement with water-based fire protection systems inspection and testing activities. This may include up to 3 months of any combination of the following activities:

  • Water-based systems installation, service, maintenance, and/or acceptance testing
  • Governmental enforcement of inspection and testing requirements for water-based systems
  • Insurance review of inspection and testing activities for water-based systems
  • Water-based systems layout
  • Fire alarm systems inspection

*Note: All time requirements are full-time equivalent

 

The minimum required for Level I plus eighteen months of work experience in the inspection and periodic testing of water-based fire protection systems. This eighteen months may be include up to three months of any combination of the following activities:

  • Water-based systems installation, service, maintenance, and/or acceptance testing
  • Governmental enforcement of inspection and testing requirements for water-based systems
  • Insurance review of inspection and testing activities for water-based systems
  • Water-based systems layout
  • Fire alarm systems inspection

*Note: All time requirements are full-time equivalent

 

The minimum required for Level II plus three years of work experience in the inspection and periodic testing of water-based fire protection systems, including a full range of inspection, testing, reporting, impairment management and supervisory activities, and involving a variety of systems and facilities.

*Note: All time requirements are full-time equivalent.

Personal Recommendation - Obtain recommendation ratings showing a capacity for
(not required)   (not required)   Independent Engineering Technician Responsibilities

* If you are currently certified at a particular Level in this program, you do NOT need to take any test listed for that Level or lower. For example, if you want to test for Level II and are certified in this program at Level I through previous work element testing, then you must pass the Level II Inspection, Level II Testing, and the Level II Work Practices exams, but do not need to take the Level I exams.